Thursday, November 23, 2006

Midnight, not a sound from the pavement

It's Thanksgiving in the good ol' U.S. of A., y'all. Peace, reflection, feasting, family, blah, blah, blah.....I'll use it as an excuse to post another picture of a queer family, because, well, MELT!

I'm making Giada's Holiday Salad, btw. Yeah, I know. Seems a fairly inconsequential contribution to the day's cornucopia of gustatory delights, but better than the last few years which found me showing up empty-handed, or with a bottle of some naughty wine which I'd promptly drain on my own, as drinky sister (tm) stays in Florida for Thanksgiving, and my Dad prefers to sip from his massive jug of some white (chilled) mess. Anyway, the salad sounds tasty, doesn't it? The sweet/tart of cranberries to counter the bitter of the endive. Did you just say it en-dive or on-deev? The salad (like the wine) is selfish because my Mom's notion of a salad is iceberg lettuce, chopped tomatoes, and a murderer's row of LITE dressings. Am I coming off as pissy to my parents? Huh. Plus, Giada's kinda hot, isn't she?Normally, here's where I'd include some winky sexual allusion using food prep lingo, but they all came off skeevy, even for ME, so today you can give thanks that I left it out.

So here's the real question: CATS, yay or nay? It's in town this weekend and despite (or because of?) how proudly I wear the Showtune Gay mantle, I've never seen it.Not a big Andrew Lloyd Webber fan and not really one of those people who get off on PLUSH toys* (How To Modify Elmo for a More Life-like Feeling....bless 'em!), so what's the point? Or am I mistaken? You can tell I'm still tempted. It's musical theater, after all. How bad can it be?

*is that really two reasons, or just one, restated?

ADDED: I'm feeling a bit bad about dissing my family. Truth is, I've been gaudily blessed like few other people I know. Make no mistake, they can be trying, and they are not always the most open-minded, and sometimes they insist on pleated pants with braided belts, or nylon track suits, but despite all that, they're aces. When the holidays get trying, I look to that modern day sage, Lisa Simpson, for the words to get me through:
It seems that every week the Simpsons go through a situation like this. My suggestion is to just ride it out, make the occasional smart-aleck quip, and next week we'll return right to where we were, ready for another wacky adventure.


Anonymous said...

CATS: yay, verily. seen it 3 times. "Skimbleshanks" is one of the greatest tunes Webber ever wrote, and the "Jellicle Ball" is utterly amazing. Buy tix, and then go to your bookstore and get a copy of "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats," by T.S. Eliot, the poems on which the musical was based. Read them. They are wonderful.

Michael said...

CB, I don't think I can. Are you sure? I'm already afraid of ending up an old queen surrounded by cats. I shudder to imagine if I end up an old queen surrounded by cats named Skimbleshanks and Jellicle?

Beau RN said...

Go see Cats...for no other reason then you can then legitimately diss it if you don't like it.

Make the salad and drink the wine, too. Rock on, big guy.

Ur-spo said...

happy thanksgiving
everyone has to see CATS - it's the law.

Anonymous said...

If you're going to end up an old queer cat-lady anyway, better to have cats with literary names than cats with names like "whiskers" and "bob." that would just be embarassing. see the show.

Michael said...

Beau, OK, OK, I just bought a ticket. The only ones left were up close, so I'm sure I'll be coughing up faux cat fur for days to come. And I did make the salad ('s a simple recipe that lets all the ingredients shine) and drank the wine, as ordered. Boy, does it seem like I'm all submissive to you? ;-)

ur-spo, well, I'm nothing if not subject to the law (see above), so I'll report back on the singin' felines this weekend.

CB, I always imagined my cats would be named for characters in To Kill A Mockingbird, but these CATS names are lots more kicky, so we'll see. ((Actually never have imagined my cat's know that right?))((dog names, yes, but not cat names))((I totally had Boo Radley picked out before that bitch Gyllenhaal))

savante said...

Wouldn't say it's the best musical ever but it certainly had the most memorable songs so go watch it if you can :)